OnePlus 7T, OnePlus TV launched in India: Highlights from the event
OnePlus on Thursday announced the launch of OnePlus 7T in India. The latest smartphone comes with 90Hz Fluid AMOLED display. The company said all of the OnePlus phones in the future will come with the Fluid AMOLED display. OnePlus 7T features a matte-frosted glass back panel. The smartphone is much slimmer than the previous generation. OnePlus 7T comes with three sensors with 48-megapixel primary camera, 117-degree wide-angle camera, and a telephoto camera. The camera offers a hybrid image stablisation, combining the EIS and OIS prowess. The smartphone camera has also been optimised for macro photography.OnePlus 7T comes with faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor with a faster Warp Charge. The smartphone runs on Android 10-based OxygenOS. The phone comes with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage.As expected, OnePlus introduced its first-ever smart TV. Called OnePlus TV, the latest OnePlus smart TV has a 55-inch QLED panel. The display also supports Dolby Vision and Gama Color Magic processor for better visual experience. The smart TV has an eight speaker system to offer 50W sound output. The setup looks like a soundbar, which is attached to the smart TV (the premium model). OnePlus TV also lets users sync their phones using OnePlus Connect. Through this feature, users can use the OnePlus phone as a trackpad and even type out movie names for OnePlus TV. There are two models for the OnePlus TV - Q1 and Q1 Pro. OnePlus TV Q1 differs as it does not come with the soundbar.Here are the highlights from the launch event.
OnePlus TV, OnePlus 7T price
OnePlus TV Q1 is priced at Rs 69,900, while the Q1 Pro will retail at Rs 99,900. OnePlus 7T comes with a price tag of Rs 37,999 for the 8GB+128GB variant, and Rs 39,999 for the 8GB+256GB model. OnePlus 7T and OnePlus TV will be available from September 28 in India.
OnePlus TV models
OnePlus TV comes in two models - Q1 and Q1 Pro. OnePlus TV Q1 does not have soundbar but it comes with a QLED display and OnePlus Connect.
OnePlus Connect lets users connect their OnePlus smartphone with the smart TV. OnePlus Connect turns the phone to a trackpad for the smart TV. Users can also tap the Google Assistant button to open YouTube app on the OnePlus TV. Using OnePlus Connect users can type the movie name using the phone's keyboard.
OnePlus TV software
OnePlus TV runs on Android TV (Pie) and will receive guaranteed software updates for the next three years. OnePlus TV comes with a feature called ‘Oxygen Play'. The company will also soon integrate Netflix for its smart TV soon.
OnePlus TV audio quality
OnePlus TV comes with a soundbar attached at the bottom of the TV housing eight speakers in total. There are six speakers up front and two at the rear equipped with woofers producing sound output of 50W.
OnePlus TV Dolby Vision support
OnePlus TV comes with Dolby support. The display support Dolby Vision for improved visual experience. Dolby Vision brings better HDR experience with more accurate colours and richer details. The smart TV is already confirmed to have Dolby Atmos support for sound.
OnePlus TV display
OnePlus TV features a 55-inch QLED display which is a OnePlus custom-built panel. OnePlus TV's display features anti-glare protection and packs Gamma Colour processor for a richer and natural visual experience.
OnePlus TV unveiled
OnePlus founder Pete Lau takes the stage to officially launch the OnePlus TV. Lau hopes OnePlus will be able to redefine the smart TV experience just like it did with flagship smartphones.
OnePlus Pay announced
OnePlus also announced it is working on ‘OnePlus Pay' which will launch sometime next year.
OnePlus 7T Android 10
OnePlus 7T will launch with OxygenOS based on Android 10 out-of-the-box. OxygenOS comes with some improvements like an updated gallery with smart albums. OnePlus is also offering 5GB cloud storage and additional 50GB of free storage for the first year. OxygenOS also comes with a new ‘Work-Life Balance' feature to distinguish work and social apps.
OxygenOS will now categorise messages according to spam, promotional messages and bank details. OnePlus has partnered with Gupshup for the new SMS feature. These new OxygenOS features will come to OnePlus 6 and above.
OnePlus 7T performance
OnePlus 7T is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor and UFS 3.0 storage. OnePlus 7T comes with Warp Charge 30T which is 23% faster than the previous generation Warp Charge.
OnePlus 7T cameras
OnePlus promises steady videos on the OnePlus 7T with a new feature called ‘Super Stable'. The smartphone houses a triple-camera setup of 48-megapixel primary sensor, 16-megapixel 117-degree ultra wide-angle sensor and telephoto lens.The camera offers a hybrid image stabilisation, combining the EIS and OIS prowess.
OnePlus 7T display features
OnePlus 7T has an improved AMOLED panel with 1000 nits of maximum brightness. It comes with a new feature called ‘Chromatic Reading Mode' for a more comfortable reading experience.
OnePlus 7T display
Like the OnePlus 7 Pro, the OnePlus 7T will also feature a 90Hz ‘Fluid' display. Also all future OnePlus phones will come with the 90Hz display. The animations on the OnePlus 7T are optimised to make the most of the 90Hz refresh rate, Pei says.
OnePlus 7T design
OnePlus 7T features a 20:9 display and comes in two colour options of glacier blue and frosted silver. OnePlus 7T is wrapped in a matte-frosted glass finish.
OnePlus 7T unveiled
Carl Pei unveils the OnePlus 7T. The smartphone features a waterdrop styled notch, and circular shaped rear cameras and wrapped in a matte-frosted glass finish.
OnePlus launch event starts
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei takes the stage to start the OnePlus 7T launch event in India. OnePlus will be investing 1,000 crores in Hyderabad R&D centre.
OnePlus 7T Pro launch
OnePlus will also launch the ‘Pro' version of OnePlus 7T but later on October 10. The launch event for OnePlus 7T Pro will take place in London. OnePlus 7T Pro is expected to feature a bezel-less and notch-less display like the OnePlus 7 Pro with a pop-up selfie camera.
OnePlus 7T expected specs
Coming back to the OnePlus 7T, its full specifications were leaked days before the launch. OnePlus 7T is expected to come with a 6.55-inch 2K Super AMOLED display, a 3,800mAh battery, and Snapdragon 855+ processor. The smartphone could launch in two storage variants of 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB. For photography, OnePlus 7T is said to offer a triple-camera setup of 48-megapixel, 16-megapixel and 12-megapixel sensors.
OnePlus TV remote
OnePlus TV's remote stands out because of its ‘smart' features. The smart remote comes with a dedicated Google Assistant button, volume rocker on the side and has a USB Type-C port. OnePlus has also confirmed the OnePlus TV remote will come with Bluetooth support. There's also one button with the OnePlus logo which is expected to come with customised features.
OnePlus TV design
OnePlus TV will feature a slim form factor with almost no bezels. The smart TV will flaunt a rear Kevlar finish and also come with a stand. OnePlus TV will offer a soundbar-like experience with a total of eight speakers.
OnePlus TV automatic volume control
OnePlus TV will come with automatic volume control for incoming calls. The smart TV will detect when there's an incoming call and will automatically reduce the volume.
OnePlus TV will be the company's venture into the smart TV business. OnePlus TV will feature a 4K 55-inch QLED display and run on an Android TV-based custom OS like Xiaomi's PatchWall. The smart TV will house eight speakers with 50W sound output. OnePlus TV will also be accompanied by a smart remote with a Google Assistant button, volume rocker and USB Type-C port.
Ahead of the launch, OnePlus revealed some key features and even the design of OnePlus 7T. The smartphone looks much like OnePlus 7 but with a new circular camera design. OnePlus also confirmed its new phone will house triple rear cameras. OnePlus 7T is also confirmed to feature a 90Hz display like the OnePlus 7 Pro but with a cheaper price tag.